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DigiKnow? 2018


What is DigiKnow? 2018

Digiknow is a series of sessions aimed at improving digital skills across the Saïd Business School during the month of June. This is a first event of its kind at the school but given the initial feedback, we are expecting to run regular sessions throughout the rest of the year. The launch of this blog is a part of this initiative and we will be posting regular updates and tips here.

DigiKnow? sessions

This year, we are offering multiple topics based on the needs and interest we have identified. If you would like to join any of these sessions, please email Lee McDonald with the date and session title.

How to make more readable and attractive documents

  • 3 top tips for making documents more readable
  • 10 dos and don’ts of readable formatting
  • Simple tricks for Microsoft Word
  • Online tools for checking text complexity

Harnessing the power of video to engage students

  • Learn about the impact of video and discuss this in a educationally
  • See some simple video apps in action so you too can create content

Making life easier with Office 365

  • OneDrive and Cloud sharing
  • Collaborating through Microsoft files
  • Working more efficiently with Outlook

How to get and free images for documents and presentations

  • What do different licensing options mean in practice
  • Sources of public domain, creative commons or royalty-free images and graphics
  • Tips for Word and PowerPoint for integrating images and graphics

Introduction to the Business Information Ecosystem

  • Overview of a framework describing the business information ecosystem
  • Identify key resources and databases within and across this framework
  • Explain how understanding the framework of the business information ecosystem improves research

Microlearning

  • Learn how to ‘flip the classroom’ using this technique
  • Engage students outside of the class

Improve your Excel productivity with 3 simple tricks

  • Learn how to ‘flip the classroom’ using this technique
  • Engage students outside of the class

How to use your computer and phone to assist with language learning

  • How to set realistic goals and learning strategies for language learning
  • Apps available for different language learning goals:
    • Tourism / business trips
    • Basic comprehension
    • Moving to the next level

Creating and using mind maps, flowcharts and infographics in your documents

  • Using free mind-mapping tools to better plan your documents and presentations
  • Graphical ways of presenting information with Microsoft WordArt
  • Sources of icons and graphics for your mind-maps and infographics

Bodleian Libraries’ Resources: useful and free!

  • Brief overview of Oxford Libraries.
  • Useful business resources that you have access to.
  • The Financial Times and the Economist online.
  • TV, books and maps for free!

 Scholarly Impact and Altmetrics

  • Overview of a framework describing the business information ecosystem
  • Identify key resources and databases within and across this framework
  • Explain how understanding the framework of the business information ecosystem improves research

Take the pain out of referencing with a citation manager (for students and faculty)

  • How you can save hours or days by using a reference managers
  • Comparison of different reference manager options
  • Introduction to Zotero (free and powerful reference manager)

Using Microsoft Surface Hub for better online sessions and meetings

  • Use Surface Hub as a flipchart
  • Use Surface Hub to project documents and draw on them
  • Integrate people into face-to-face meetings and presentations over Skype
  • Get your Office365 documents directly on the Hub
  • Save your meeting notes directly to your drive

Learn how to make videos with RapidMooc

RapidMooc is an all-in-one video creation facility we are exploring for the easy creation of impactful videos. You can walk in with a PowerPoint of your presentation and walk away with a video.

We we will have demo unit during one week of the month to try out. Bring a PowerPoint you’d like to record a presentation with. You can also bring a script for the integrated autocue.